Cross-sectional instabilities of aluminium structural elements

N. Kutanova, F. Soetens, H.H. Snijder

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Abstract

The optimization of the shape of aluminium structural elements enhances practical use. However, it also increases the complexity of the cross-section making aluminium members sensitive to cross-sectional instability. Recent studies have revealed some irregularities in the design rules concerning the instability of aluminium structural elements with complex crosssectional shapes. Thus, an extensive experimental program is performed for different types of cross-sections intentionally selected to study the influence of the cross-sectional instabilities on the structural resistance of aluminium members with complex cross-sectional shapes. Based on the experimental results, a finite element model is validated. In a subsequent research validated finite element model will be used to improve the analytical design approach for cross-sectional instability of aluminium structural elements with complex crosssectional shapes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication5th Conference on Coupled Instabilities in Metal Structures (CIMS2008)
Place of PublicationSydney
PublisherUniversity of Sydney
Pages491-498
ISBN (Print)9780646494395
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Eventconference; 5th Conference on Coupled Instabilities in Metal Structures (CIMS2008); 2008-06-16; 2008-06-19 -
Duration: 16 Jun 200819 Jun 2008

Conference

Conferenceconference; 5th Conference on Coupled Instabilities in Metal Structures (CIMS2008); 2008-06-16; 2008-06-19
Period16/06/0819/06/08
Other5th Conference on Coupled Instabilities in Metal Structures (CIMS2008)

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